OK, so none of us likely think that ramen noodles are good for us, but did you know that there is indication that consumption of these noodles may actually increase the risk of heart disease. Please choose another fast “noodle”–grated zucchini or my favorite: raw spinach! If you have more […]
Research continues to find that drinking coffee has many health benefits. These benefits include reducing risk of Type II diabetes, reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, and protecting the brain. Remember, though, all things in moderation. And if you have high blood pressure aggravated by caffeine, you should avoid coffee. Check […]
Researchers are finding the biochemical links between stress and cardiovascular disease. YES, stress can contribute to heart attacks and strokes. Please, include stress-relieving habits in your daily routine including deep breathing, exercise, time in nature, prayer and meditation. And, of course, include lots of fresh veggies and fruits in your […]
We’ve all heard that salt may raise our blood pressure. Many people with high blood pressure have been advised to reduce their salt and caffeine intake as a result. But did you know that salt is also hiding in seemingly unlikely places? To quote the attached article, “A blueberry muffin […]
OK–technically the opposite conclusion was reported: LOW vitamin D is linked to HIGHER rates of death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. The point is, please have your Vitamin D-25OH levels checked (even if your insurance doesn’t cover it!) and supplement accordingly. Read more here.
Many people are salt sensitive–whether it is impacting their blood pressure, digestion, etc. One way to reduce salt intake is to include herbs and spices in your foods. And an additional benefit is that most of our herbs and spices are healthy for us, too!! Some of my favorites are […]
There is now research revealing that sugar intake increases the risk of fatal heart disease. This is just yet another reason for us to quit consuming this addictive substance. Read on . . .
OK–so the research only goes as far as to say that the risk of death using exercise or using pharmaceuticals is the same, but to me, that means exercise wins!! I was just telling a patient today that there are not supplements nor medications that will ever replace the value […]
Love this report from AANP! Read on, and grab and apple!! THURS., DEC. 19, 2013: JUST-RELEASED NATURAL HEALTH STUDY AN APPLE A DAY AS GOOD AS A STATIN A DAY: New research shows prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over would prevent or delay 8,500 […]
New blood pressure guidelines are being proposed for people over the age of 60. The new guidelines recommend to avoid treating blood pressure until it reaches 150/90 in those over 60 years old. Please check with your doctor if you’re on blood pressure medication and are experiencing dizziness or fainting.